Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

Introducing A New Dog Into Your Multi Dog Household

If you're planning on adding a new dog into your multi dog household, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure all of your pets are just happy.

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Halloween Candy?

If your dog eats Halloween candy, it's important to take immediate action to ensure their safety, as many of these candies can be toxic to dogs. Here's what you need to.

5 Simple Tips for Giving Your Dogs Equal Attention

Dogs get jealous of their canine siblings. How do you make sure everyone gets enough love? We've got a few tips for giving equal attention to all your dogs.

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?

Read on to learn more about sunscreen for dogs and other ways you can keep your pet safe from UV rays in the summer.

Why You Should Start Puppy Crate Training Now

Puppy crate training can be the best thing for your new furry addition to the family. Over time, the crate will become your puppy's own private den.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Tugging on Walks and Heartstrings

A shoulder injury caused by a pack of pulling dogs has one reader feeling guilty about one-on-one walks. The Hairy Dogfathers know how to handle this issue.

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.

Winter SOS: Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

Winter serves up its own set of safety concerns when it comes to our dogs. By being proactive, you can ensure your dog as a warm and toasty winter.

How To Load a Kong Like A Pro: Sausage Gun Hack

Perfect for dogs that need to be kept busy, treat toys are a godsend to pet parents. But did you know that there's an art to stuffing treat toys - it's a sausage gun!

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Bag Deal Breaker?

There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a restaurant doggy bag for your dog when you’ve got food left over on your plate. But what about leftove…

The Quest For Dog: Learning From Experience

In the second article of Amanda Schlee’s quest for the perfect dog, she takes a look back at a breed she has already owned growing up – but is it…

9 Tips To Keep Dogs Safe From House Fires

It takes mere minutes for flames to engulf your home. Do you know what to do in order to keep your pets safe in the event of a house fire?

How to Crate Train Your Dog

To a dog, a crate is a home within a home. It's a safe den to chill in, or to recuperate - here's how to crate train your dog.

Dating Advice From a Crazy Dog Guy

After a long winter hibernation, it's time to put your sexy self back on the market. Author Douglas Green has a few tips if your "Plus 1" is your pet.

Ask the Animal Communicator: I Don’t Think My Pets Like Each Other

Life in an interspecies family can appear idyllic from the outside looking in. But it can be quite another story from the inside looking out! For instance, what…

How To Remove A Tick From A Dog

They're more than an irritant - these little bloodsuckers can mean big trouble for you and your pooch. Here's how to remove a tick from a dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.

7 Ways To Get Your Dog Ready For Winter

Before the weather outside turns frightful, make sure you and your dog are ready for winter Brrrrrr! It’s already starting to get cold outside. In no t…

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

What is it about grass that tastes great to dogs? Let's talk about why dogs eat grass and if you should do anything about it.

How to Get Dog Urine Out of Your Carpet

Accidents happen to the best of us. If your pooch has one on your carpet, here's how you can that urine spot out.

Back To Basics: How To Outfit Your Pooch With The Right Dog Backpack

Time to go on an extended hike with your dog. But you don't have to carry all the supplies - take some of the weight off your shoulders with a dog backpack.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Daddy’s Puppy Problem

The Hairy Dogfathers take on some baby daddy drama – with a full house of animals and another baby on the way, is now the best time to add another pupp…

Ask the Animal Communicator: Family’s New Pet Rabbit Isn't Friendly

Who doesn’t love a fluffy, floppy eared, cute, and cuddly pet rabbit? Small, smart, sociable, and relatively short-lived, rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet choice today.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

Licensed To Drool: Why Do I Need To Get A Dog License?

Even though your dog can't reach the gas and brake pedals, he still needs a license. Here's why you need to get a dog license for your pooch.

Basic Dog Training Tips

We put together some basic dog training tips. When you're just starting out, there are a few important things you should know before you start dog training.

Let It Snow: Getting Ready To Make The Most Of Winter With Your Dog

When I wrote an article on Urban Mushing, I was contacted by Kev Roberts, a skijoring, kicksledding, and dog-scootering aficionado who lives in Winnipeg, Man…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Four’s Company?

A couple is taking the plunge and moving in together. But what do you do when you both have pets and your new apartment only allows room for one?

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Kid Needs a Pet

Pets and kids go together naturally. From physical and mental health benefits to building self-esteem, here are a few reasons why your child needs a pet.

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs

When your dog starts scratching from fleas, do you scratch your head about what you need do? Don't worry - we know how to get rid of fleas on dogs!

Bootie Call: Bootie-licious Tips For Picking Out Dog Boots

Get your mind out of the gutter! There’s nothing wrong with a little bootie action… when they’re on your dog’s paws. If you want a s…

How Can I Help My Dog Adjust to a New Routine

Dogs thrive when they have an established routine. They like things to be predictable, so surprises are not always welcomed with enthusiasm. This means that any major changes in that established routine will require plenty of adjustment and could result in some odd behaviors.

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Expert Advice Leads to Explosive Reaction

When it comes to opinions, your dog's health is best left in the hands of a vet. The Dogfathers deal with the messy consequences of free medical advice.

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.

Does Your Pet Really Need Ray-Bans for the Solar Eclipse?

One of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse - takes place August 21, 2017. You have your glasses, but does your dog need a pair?

9 Blowout Tips On How To Throw A Legendary Dog Party

Ain't no party like a doggy party! It's time to celebrate National Dog Party Day and throw a bash that'll have your guests throwing their paws into the air.

What To Do If Your Dog Gets Lost

One of your worst nightmares has come true. Don’t panic – here’s what to do if you lose your dog. There is nothing worse than the feeling o…

Do You Need to Clean Your Dog's Paws After Walks?

Cleaning your dog's paws can help prevent them from tracking dirt and germs into your home and can also prevent skin irritation or infections. But do you need to do it after every walk outside? Here's what you need to know.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: All That Miss Behav-in’

It takes a village to raise a dog. But how do you reel in unruly behavior when you're lending a helping hand by walking family member's pooch?

Pet Hack Of The Week: Finding Hidden Urine Stains

Pet accidents happen and can sometimes be tricky to find. With an inexpensive UV black light, finding hidden urine stains around your home is a breeze.

How to Perform a DIY Physical Exam on Your Dog

You know your dog better than anyone. Employ a hands-on approach when it comes to your dog's health in between regular veterinarian appointments.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Heartache of Losing a Pet

In most cases, our precious pets will pass before we do. And yet when that time finally arrives, the worry and pain and grief can feel unbearable.

How Much Does A Dog Cost?

Few people actually sit down and plan out every expense related to owning a dog. And let’s face it – it’s close to impossible to work out t…

How To Groom A Dog

Here are the basics you'll need to know on how to groom a dog. Feel free to print it out and keep it on the fridge for quick reference.

How to Dog-Proof Your Outdoor Barbecue

It’s barbecue season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Here’s how to ensure your BBQ is a success and keep your dog out of trouble Now that…

How Do I Save My Lawn From Dog Pee?

If you have dogs, and you have a yard or lawn, you most likely have brown spots in your lawn. Those spots are the result of your dog doing his business, but…

How To Safely Walk Your Dog In The Big City

Walking your dog in an urban metropolis isn't for the faint of heart. Before leaving your big-city high-rise, check everything off this 12-step checklist.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Drooling to Go to the Dog Park

A proud pet parent can't wait to bring her new puppy to the dog park with his older brother. Is it too soon? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few suggestions.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Grand Day for a Grand-Dog

Your daughter's big day has arrived... but she's not the one in white, her dog is! A grandmother asks the Hairy Dogfathers for advice about the big day.

Lost Dog Advice: How To Help Kids Cope When Your Dog Goes Missing

When a dog goes missing, it can be tough for everyone... but children may feel it the most. Here's what to do and say to your child in case of a lost dog.

9 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog This Summer

Ah summer - it's the perfect time to get outside with your dog and enjoy the weather. We've come up with a 7 fun things to do with your dog this summer.

Is It Okay to Have Sex in Front of Your Dog?

Birds do it, bees do it - hey, it's natural! But it can be hard to do when someone is watching you. That's why you may ask if it's okay to have sex in front of your dog.

4 Calming Tips to Ensure Stress-Free Pets This Holiday Season

Do your pets go into excitement overdrive during the holidays? Here are a few tips to make sure your dogs and cats enjoy the festive season stress free.

7 Sparkling Safety Tips For A Dog-Proof Christmas Tree

Not all trees are for dogs – make sure you follow these safety tips to keep your dog off your Christmas tree this holiday season Ah… the allure…

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around the House?

Do you have an indoor shadow? If your dog follows you around the house, there may be a few reasons why this happens.

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Bearded Dragon Won't Snuggle With Me

Bearded dragons regularly top the lists of “most popular reptile pet.” What’s not to love? They look like tiny, well, dragons. They are notoriously clingy and c…